Meet the Mets
Bartolo Colon started for the Mets and lasted six-and-one-third innings while being charged with three earned runs. After the Mets tied the game in seventh inning, Jeurys Familia surrendered an ultimately game-winning three-run home run to Freddie Freeman the top of the ninth inning.
For the New Yorker, Roger Angell wrote a terrific obituary for Yogi Berra.
The Mets set out their rotation for the remainder of the season. Colon will be followed by Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and finally Jon Niese.
The New York Times invited readers to write the first paragraph detailing the last game of the 2015 season. The responses ranged from sadness to euphoria.
Kevin Kernan believes the Mets are backing into the playoffs.
Around the NL East
The Phillies and Marlins went into extra innings before MIami finally took the lead in the bottom of the eleventh inning. Both teams got strong starting efforts, David Buchanan for the Phillies, and Adam Conley for the Marlins. You can read recaps at The Good Phight and Fish Stripes.
Zack Greinke was scratched from his start last night due to calf soreness. He is expected to be back for his next turn in the rotation.
Right-handed pitcher Jon Gray has been shut down by the Rockies after reaching an innings limit. After entering the season as a consensus top prospect, he posted a 5.53 ERA in his first season in Colorado.
At Grantland, Jonah Keri recalled Oakland's brilliant pitching trio of Barry Zito, Mark Mulder, and Tim Hudson.
Yesterday at AA
Episode 140 of Amazin' Avenue Audio with Jeffrey Paternostro was released.
This Date in Mets History
In 1969, the Mets defeated Bob Gibson and the Cardinals 3-2. The win lowered their magic number to just one.